Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The new challenge in the classroom is develop lesson plans that the students can become self sufficient and the teachers can become more facilitators. Many teacher try to use constructionism in their classroom to make there students build their own artifacts that can be shared with others.
Technology has allowed students to become more independent on mechanism of learning (assimilation, accommodations, equilibrations, and scheme) to the point where teachers are now taking a step back and becoming facilitators. In constructionism teaching strategies such as project-based, problem-based, and inquiry-based learning theory are all used to allow the student an opportunity to build his cognitive mind though research, critical thinking. In constructionism teachers tend to find their roles change from instructor or educator to a facilitator or mediator with the development of student independent learning or self -sufficient learning.